BPS nails six dealers after month-long investigation

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After a month-long drug investigation, Bainbridge Public Safety arrested six on Thursday, August 31.

BPS Safety Deputy Director Frank Green and CID Officers Larry Funderburke, Chip Nix, Chris Avery and Mark Esquivel spent Thursday arresting drug dealers after working on tips from the public and information uncovered during investigations.

Warrants were taken out on six individuals: Nicholas Carmine Broadnax, 34, Jamel Christopher Jackson, 46, Terrance Maurice Jones, 29, Wanda Renee Moore, 38 and Derrick Tyler, 40.

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The individuals were part of a list that BPS comprised of who they had enough information to seek out and arrest in connection to ongoing drug activity. The team split into two groups, according to Julie Harris and would report back to other when vehicles they had identified with the individual arrived at the location.

All six were charged with the use of communication facility in committing or facilitating commission of act which constitutes felony, meaning they were using a cell phone to commit a crime in a drug transaction. Broadnax, Jones, Moore and Tyler were all charged with sale, manufacture and distribution of Cocaine. Jackson was charged with the sale, manufacture and distribution of marijuana along with possession of firearms by a convicted felon and manufacture, delivery, distribution, possession and sale of a controlled substance.

Additional warrants were also served on Terrance Tederyl Price, 44, on drug related charges. He is currently serving time at the Decatur County Jail as of July 28.

Several arrests are still pending, while the investigation is ongoing.